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The writings of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (RSRH) deeply resonate with many people today, as they have since the time he penned them in the middle of the nineteenth century, using them to recreate a community of modern, Torah-faithful Jews in Frankfurt that had all but disappeared. Many find that, ironically, his words seem more suited for our times than when he composed them. He stands almost alone among commentators in dealing with many themes of modernity: cultrual evolution; our relationships with non-Jews; the Jewish mission to the rest of civilization; freedom of the will versus determinism; autonomy and totalitarianism; understanding the impact of paganism on the ancient world. Of course, his treatment of symbolism.

Each week, we will present some thought of RSRH on the parshah. Most will be taken from his great commentary on the Torah. Recognizing that his language is often a barrier to students, we will take his thought and completely retool and reframe it. We hope that the kernel thought will be faithful to him, while the development will remain the responsibility of the author.

We hope that these offerings will prove to be an inspiring and enlightening weekly foray into the rich world of the contribution of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.

If you'd like, you can see the list of all archived Rav Hirsch articles on the Parsha, or the index to all archived Torah Portion articles.




 






ARTICLES ON MASEI AND THE THREE WEEKS:

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Money And The Kids
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5764

Learning to Love What Is!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

Personal Tragedies
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Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Red Heifer Reality
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5765

Delivery From G-d Through Your Mouth
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

Body Language
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5771

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A Day of Rebuilding
Rabbi Label Lam - 5761

A Hopeful Mourning
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5762

17th of Tammuz: Why We Fast - Part 1
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

> The Three Weeks: What Are We Trying to Achieve?
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5768

A Judgement Call
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

In Other Words
Shlomo Katz - 5764

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Wandering Jew
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

With All Due Respect
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5762

Vows: The Power of Speech
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773

What Are We Mourning on the Ninth of Av
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5765



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